Warming up and Pre-reading
1. Please name the disasters you know.
See the following pictures.
Sandstorm Hailstorm Flood Earthquak e
The power of nature
Landslid e Volcano Tsunam i
2. What do you feel when you see those pictures? Have you ever experienced one? Share you experience and feelings.
3. Have you ever seen a volcano?
Can you imagine climbing into a live
volcano in order to take the temperature of the boiling rock inside?
imagin e doing such dangerous work as part of your job ?
Do a quiz
Answer “yes” or “no” to these questions to find out if you would
be suitable for this work.
Do you like working outside as well as inside? Do you enjoy traveling to unusual places? Do you enjoy taking risks?
Questions Do you dislike doing the same thing every day? Do you like adventure in your life? Are you interested in studying rocks and other things that make up the surface of the earth?
If you answered “yes” to all these
questions, then volcanology could
be a good career for you.
Preview new words in this unit and the passage on P34 to find out more about being a volcanologist.